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Thailand vs Australia to go ahead, but no joy permitted

SYDNEY Australian football fans must tone down their dress and resist chanting or any "joyful activities" if they want to support the Socceroos at their World Cup qualifier with Thailand next month.

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Two to get comfy coffin for overnight stay in Dracula's castle

BUCHAREST "No garlic or garlic-scented items allowed, including perfume," read the house rules of Count Dracula's castle to ensure that Halloween night guests cannot avoid the vampire.

Life 17 Oct 2016

Target, McDonald's react to U.S. creepy clown sightings

LOS ANGELES Two of America's biggest commercial brands - discount retailer Target and fast-food chain McDonald's - have taken steps to tamp down hysteria stemming from a recent spate of creepy clown sightings in the run-up to Halloween at the end of this month.

17 Oct 2016

New St Andrews students welcomed with shaving foam fight

ST ANDREWS, Scotland Students dressed in costumes chased each other with shaving cream in a massive foam fight at the University of St Andrews on Monday, as part of a decades old tradition for newcomers.

Life, 17 Oct 2016

Fruit juice stunt turns sour for Ghana's ruling party

ACCRA An attempt by Ghana's ruling party to make fun of the main opposition candidate in the presidential election by posting a photograph of him sipping from a small carton of Kalyppo fruit juice has backfired, with his supporters adopting the brand to rally support.

16 Oct 2016

Children's bed shaped like missile that downed MH17 plane stirs unease in Russia

ST PETERSBURG, Russia A Russian firm has caused a stir after putting on sale a children's bed in the shape of a Buk missile launcher of the kind that shot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

13 Oct 2016